jannedaarc1 Posted April 12, 2007 Share Posted April 12, 2007 I will discredit myself by saying that I blitzed through book 3 w/ an unreasonable speed. I read the last 600 pages in the span of an afternoon and late night. Does not lend itself to much retention so I actually have no recollection of Dany seeing the blue flower at all. Also, I certainly realized that what I find utterly convincing about the direwolf pups could be laughable and next to irrelevant to others and I appreciate that you two dont accord it the weight that I do. I still think there is something there. I am wholly convinced that the fact the direwolf pups were actually brothers and sisters proves that Jon is such to the other Stark children. While there is obviously opportunity for Jon to be the son of Ned's sister, I guess that I dont understand anyone disproving (and again I said I only glanced at some of the posts that occupy the preceding 17 pages and never saw the first thread ever) that Jon could be Ned's son. Ned says he is and I cannot recall any facts that disprove it. One final bit about the direwolf pups is that GRRM really does a fantastic job of having his analogies and symbolism - the ones that come to mind though I'd love to hear ones to the contrary - be true on all fronts. For example Jon's wolf is white. Well, that proves, obviously, that he is different. But Jon's wolf was also a brother to the rest. I realize after typing this what a sophomoric example of my point it makes but I still maintain that GRRM keeps his symbolism true in every event and that it simply wouldnt make a ton of sense to say: "Jon was the son of L+R but uh...his direwolf...was still shown to be a brother to all the rest of the cubs..." It just strikes me as incomplete and inconsistent. Not GRRM style. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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